Brian D. Johnston, MD, MPH

Founding Co-Director 
WA Medical-Legal Partnership

Chief of Pediatrics
Harborview Medical Center

Professor of Pediatrics
University of Washington


Brian Johnston is professor of pediatrics and adjunct professor of health services at the University of Washington. He is the chief of pediatrics at Harborview Medical Center.

As MLP co-director, he advocates for the integration of MLP services into healthcare settings.

Dr. Johnston’s academic interests include implementation of injury prevention programs in community settings, and studies of the complex relationships between injury prevention, individual health and community well-being.

He is involved in planning pediatric trauma care and injury control interventions at the local and regional level. Dr. Johnston lectures routinely on strategies to bring evidence-based prevention into clinical and public health processes. He edits the journal Injury Prevention.